Mindful Mondays: What I Learned About Mindful Time Management from Jim Collins

Next Level Blog

This month for me is all about the big push to finish the manuscript for my book that’s coming out this Fall from Wiley, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. Mindful Mondays Jim Collins Laura Vanderkam mindful choices Personal time management

Jim Collins, Meet Michael Porter

First Friday Book Synopsis

To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * I’ve just finished reading Jim Collins’ latest book, Great By [.]. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joan Magretta for the Harvard Business Review blog.

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Notes: Catalyst Atlanta… #Cat11 – Jim Collins

Ron Edmondson

Notes from Jim Collins , the best-selling author of “Good to Great”, talk at Catalyst: Jim says he loves young leaders and is excited to share findings from his newest book “Great by Choice”, which was produced after 9 years of research.

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2015

Leading Blog

Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April. Getting There : A Book of Mentors by Gillian Zoe Segal. A Higher Standard : Leadership Strategies from America''s First Female Four-Star General by Ann Dunwoody with Tomago Collins. Books Return on Character : The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win by Fred Kiel. Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead by Laszlo Bock.

Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies — how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested nearly a quarter of a century of research into the topic, Jim has authored or co-authored six books that have sold more than ten million [.].

20 Things all Great Organizational Leaders Do

Leadership Freak

Jim Collins said he wanted to write a book about great organizations not great leaders. He ended up writing, “Good to Great,” a book about leaders. Coaching Influence Leading Marks of leaders Culture emotional states great leaders jim collins Leadership Development organizational success uncomfortable truths But as his research grew, he realized great organizations had one thing in common, great leaders.

12 Books You Should Add To Your Reading List

Joseph Lalonde

There’s been must-read fiction books that I’ve devoured. And business books that have given me new insights. With the new year just kicking into gear, I thought it would be a perfect time to share my list of books you should add to your reading list this year.

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Great by Choice; The Shallows – two good books for the November First Friday Book Synopsis

First Friday Book Synopsis

The new Jim Collins and Morten Hansen book, Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All, and the significant “how is the internet affecting our brains” book, The Shallows, will be our two selections of the November 4 First Friday Book Synopsis. Randy's blog entries All The Devils Are Here Boomerang Jim Collins Morten Hansen Nicholas Carr That Used to Be Us The Big Short The Great Stagnation This Time is Different

A Great by Choice Glossary

First Friday Book Synopsis

Last Friday, I presented my synopsis of the new Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen book, Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All. It is a great addition to the Jim Collins canon. Jim Collins is a vocabulary creator. In his earlier books, he introduced hedgehog circles, and Level [.]. Randy's blog entries 10Xers Business Glossary Great by Choice Jim Collins Morten Hansen

12 Books that Shaped My Leadership

Nathan Magnuson

For years I’ve been asked for book recommendations. When I joined the workforce, I quickly started noticing positive and negative organizational dynamics I had “seen” before in the books – and I knew what needed to change. Good to Great by Jim Collins.

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "the doing-knowing gap" "the knowing-doing gap" "Vision without execution is hallucination" 4DX) Bob Sutton Chris McChesney Free Press/A Division of Simon & Schuster Jeff Pfeffer Jim Collins BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) Jim Huling Sean Covey The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals Thomas Edison WIGs

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30 Books in 30 days – Remembering 15 years of the 1st Friday Book Synopsis – (Great by Choice by Jim Collins)

First Friday Book Synopsis

{On April 5, 2013, we will celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the First Friday Book Synopsis, and begin our 16th year. During March, I will post a blog post per day remembering key insights from some of the books I have presented over the 15 years of the First Friday Book Synopsis. We have met [.]. Randy's blog entries

Top 10 Leadership Books for Pastors

Ron Edmondson

I get asked a lot by young pastors what leadership books I recommend. I do, however, recognize the importance of learning and these books have helped me, so when I was asked recently I decided to compile a list. Here are my top 10 leadership book suggestions for pastors: The Secret, by Mark Miller. Built to Last, by Jim Collins. Good to Great, by Jim Collins. Related posts: My Top 5 Books This Year – Book Giveaway.

A Day Short of Missing History

General Leadership

It’s a seldom discussed fact that Christopher Columbus nearly missed his chance to make the history books in his 1492 discovery of the “New World.” “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”. Christopher Columbus.

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45 Years of Leadership in Outer Space

Coaching Tip

and Michael Collins aboard. Books Current Affairs Leadership Memes Safety & Security Science Success Travel Alan Shepard. Michael Collins Cyrus Durey Edwin e.

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Great by Choice: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Companies Thrive Despite Them All Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen Harper Business/A HarperCollins Imprint (2011)Additional and even more valuable revelations about “the principles that distinguish great organizations from good ones” For as long as I can remember, Jim Collins has been a research-driven business [.].

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Leadership Superhero: Is There Such a Thing?

Linked 2 Leadership

When we hear the word Superhero we think of the fictional comic book, cartoon and movie creations. Authentic Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Batman Iron Man Jim Collins John Maxwell leadership Spider-Man Superhero Superman Tom Rath These characters are larger than life and always find a way to use their powers to benefit people and defeat evil in the world. And people everywhere often long for superhero powers! Seeking Super Powers In training sessions, a […].

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The 10X Rule: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure Grant Cardone John Wiley & Sons (2011) How to increase sustainable fulfillment of human potentialities, one’s own as well as those of others Many years ago, I read a book written by David J.

Win: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Win: The Key Principles to Take Your Business from Ordinary to Extraordinary Frank Luntz Hyperion/Harper Collins (2011) A brilliant recycling of valuable business material Frank Luntz identifies what he characterizes as “The 15 Universal Attributes of Winners” (on Page 2) and then “The Nine P’s of Winning: What It Takes to Get to the Top” [.].

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Great by Choice: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Companies Thrive Despite Them All Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen Harper Business/A HarperCollins Imprint (2011) Additional and even more valuable revelations about “the principles that distinguish great organizations from good ones” For as long as I can remember, Jim Collins has been a research-driven [.].

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Are You A Level 5 Leader?

Eric Jacobson

Author and leadership expert Jim Collins defines Level 5 leaders as those who: Pursue goals with the ferocity of lions while displaying the humility of lambs. According to Collins, who has studied leadership for 25 years, this level of leader is a rare breed.

Jim Collins, Meet Michael Porter

Harvard Business Review

I've just finished reading Jim Collins' latest book, Great By Choice (which he co-authored with Morten Hansen). Collins is a smart observer and a gifted writer. It's hard to put down a Collins book feeling anything but.well, inspired. Collins has a knack for asking good questions. In a series of books starting with Built to Last , Collins has addressed every manager's ultimate anxiety: performance. Jim Collins, meet Mike Porter.

Q&A With Millennial CEO And Book Author Rick Lindquist

Eric Jacobson

Rick Lindquist Millennial Rick Lindquist is making his mark in the business world and enjoying the success of his co-authored 2014 bestseller book, The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance. Lindquist : Professional will, which is defined in Jim Collins’ famous book, Good to Great.

Living A Purposeful Vision

Lead Change Blog

My new book Wind In Your Sails draws from the ideas of Jim Collins and Guy Kawasaki, among others. In the both book Good To Great and the article Aligning Action & Values , Jim Collins elaborates on purpose. Books Entrepreneurship goals Leadership Purpose Vision

The Top 20 Leadership Books: What To Give First To A New Manager

Eric Jacobson

Eighteen months ago, I posted the question “ What’s The First Leadership Book You Would Give To a New Manager ?” Some people suggested more than one book. Some during the course of the 18 months made the same book recommendations a couple times.

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Ten Steps Ahead: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Big Hairy Audacious Goal) Dreamers think about it…visionaries see it and then make it happen [comma] at whatever cost Edwin Land emotional intelligence Erik Calonius Henry Ford Isaac Asimov Jeff Hawkins Jerry Porras Jim Collins John D.

Choose The Right Bus

Joseph Lalonde

Y ou’ve probably heard of Jim Collins and his book Good To Great. In this book, he shares that we must make sure the right people are on the right bus. Leadership change buses Jim Collins right place right spot

The Lean Startup: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Eric Ries Crown Business (2011) “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” ” Peter Drucker I selected this observation by Drucker (1963) because it continues to suggest caution when deciding [.].

Jim Collins Says Companies Can Be Great By Choice

Bird's Eye View

I've been a Jim Collins fan ever since his first book Good to Great in which he set forth the reasons a group of companies that out performed their peers had done so well. As I said, I'm a Jim Collins fan. So far so good.

A Day Short of Missing History

General Leadership

It’s a seldom discussed fact that Christopher Columbus nearly missed his chance to make the history books in his 1492 discovery of the “New World.” GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You!

Mavericks at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Taylor and Polly LaBarre explain in this book, Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-70) was a wealthy land speculator in southwest Texas who cared [.]. Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win William C. Taylor and Polly G. Labarre Harper Paperbacks (2008) How an organization can prosper in a “hypercompetitive marketplace” As William C.

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First Look: Leadership Books for October 2011

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in October. Great by Choice : Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten Hansen. BooksUp, Down, or Sideways : What You Must Always Do to Succeed When Times Are Good, Bad, or in Between by Mark Sanborn. The 5 Levels of Leadership : Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential by John C, Maxwell.

Good To Great Remains A Top Read For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Near the top of virtually every list you''ll see of the best leadership books, you''ll find Good To Great , by Jim Collins. The book, five years in the making, and published in 2001, addresses the all-important question of: Can a good company become a great company, and if so, how?

Ambition of Great Leaders

Lead Change Blog

” Jim Collins & Morten T. Resources Self Leadership ambition Books Contribution Despair.com Dreams Great by Choice impact Purpose visionPosted in Resources Self Leadership “They didn’t define themselves by money, fame or power. They defined themselves by impact and contribution and purpose.” Hansen, Great by Choice. Is ambition bad? Wikipedia defines ambition as simply, “the desire for personal achievement.”

How to Succeed with a Lousy Boss

Leadership Freak

Jimmy Collins, retired president of Chick-fil-A and author of, Creative Followership, doesn’t wait for people to ask him about lousy bosses. Author Book Notes Influence Leading Personal Growth Chick-fil-A Growth Jimmy Collins Leadership Development lousy bosses organizational success Truett Cathy I receive emails and questions after presentations like, “How can I manage up, I have a lousy boss?”

The Two Qualities that Make Leaders Great

Leadership Freak

When Jim Collins set out to write, “Good to Great,” he set out to write about great organizations, not great leaders.… … Continue reading → Author Book Notes Humility Innovation Interview Marks of leaders Success Taking others higher arrogance humility Idea-Driven Organization Leadership Leadership Development organizational success Some leaders are humble. Others are driven. The great ones are both.

What Makes A Great Company Per Jim Collins

Eric Jacobson

magazine’s June 2012 issue featured a compelling article about author and leadership expert Jim Collins , who has studied leadership for 25 years and penned four best-selling books. Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Jim Collins Great Companies

Time For Our Annual Leadership Ego Calibration

Terry Starbucker

Jim Collins, going Jim Collins (photo by dov.com). OK, it’s time to “ go Jim Collins ” on us. And what’s this “ go Jim Collins ” all about? I’m sure you’re familiar with Jim Collins’ great book, Good to Great.

First Look: Leadership Books for August 2013

Leading Blog

Here''s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August. Creative Followership : In the Shadow of Greatness by Jimmy Collins with Michael Cooley. All titles are at least 40% off the list price and are available only in limited quantities. * * * “There are worse crimes than burning books. Books Breakthrough by David C.M.

Book Review: “Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All”

The Practical Leader

This is a very timely, inspiring, and practical book for leading in turbulent times. The book is structured around the main finding of the research. " management Built to Last Good to Great Great by Choice Harvard Business School Jim Collin's leadership Morten Hansen